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Members of Congress Announce the Healthcare Fiscal Accountability Act of 2011

Today Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Rep. Jack Kingston (GA-01) and Former Rep. Ernest Istook (OK-05) held a press conference in order to introduce the Healthcare Fiscal Accountability Act of 2011.  

“In town halls all across the country, Americans demanded that ObamaCare be stopped. This legislation shows that we are listening. We are doing exactly what the American people want us to do and that is to strip out the funding for Obamacare,” said Rep. Gohmert.

The legislation is designed to remove the $105.5 billion in automatic funding that was buried in ObamaCare. It also returns to Congress the authority to appropriate funding as defined by the Constitution canceling the postdated checks written by the last Congress. In addition to this, it rescinds all unobligated balances that have been appropriated in FY2010 and FY2011.

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

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